|8 hours 47 min ago||Welcome to my world||
Now you know what it's like being a Cubs fan.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I agree, but||
Unfortunately Dan Mullen seems like a lock to go back to Florida. Targeting one of the coordinators from Baylor seems like the best idea from the college ranks.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Plonker||
Maybe people would be more receptive towards your opinion if this wasn't the 100th Shane Morris thread posted today.
|3 days 6 hours ago||(No subject)||
|3 days 8 hours ago||Uhh||
When Michigan hires a new coach, every assistant is let go. Fred Jackson staying on all these years is a very rare exception. Whoever takes over will not keep any of the old coaches.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Yeah||
Like that one time someone on this board claimed he had family sources inside the AD and Cam Cameron was our new offensive coordinator
|1 week 1 day ago||Not that short||
It seems like it, but I think what he's done so far is fair.
Sanders and Meander were arrested for sexual assault and were dismissed right away. Most of the other players had academic and rule violations from last season, but I believe they were still given two chances by Strong.
|1 week 1 day ago||He has no choice||
I like how he's trying to change the culture of the program. If he were to go back on that and let players stay after breaking the rules again, it would undo everything he's already built.
|1 week 3 days ago||What I don't want||
What I don't want, is Morris to take 2nd team reps all week and be named the starter on Friday or replace Gardner midgame. If they're going to let him play, give him a chance to do it right.
|1 week 3 days ago||For me||
For me, the turning point in that game was that 3rd down play.
Funchess beats the corner, if Gardner hits him in stride it's a touchdown and Michigan goes up 10-3. He skips the ball off the ground, nowhere close to the target. Next play Utah returns the punt for a touchdown.
That was the final straw for me. I'm not in the Gardner camp anymore.
|1 week 4 days ago||Awesome||
See you when they start winning again
|1 week 4 days ago||Great||
No one cares.
|1 week 4 days ago||Huh||
Iowa went for it on 4th down. I'm pretty sure this is how Invasion of the Body Snatchers starts.
|1 week 4 days ago||Northwestern||
Northwestern isn't good, but I don't think anyone expected they would be this bad.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's not his 1st time||
Everyone focuses on the sexual assault but there was also the crab legs, shooting the windows out in is apartment and now this.
There's a pattern developing, and until this point no one has done anything about it because he plays football.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Iowa...||
Kirk Ferentz has been a head coach for 15 years and he's still the worst game manager in football.
They had timeouts, but instead of using them to get the ball back with around 30 seconds, they saved the timeout to ice the kicker and let Iowa State run the clock down.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||How shortsighted||
A felony charge for what, $50? Was it worth it?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The competition argument||
I'm not buying the competition argument right now.
We've played two weak teams so far, but Michigan played weak teams last year and they already have more 100 yard rushing games from their RB's than they had all of last season.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Plonker||
What's the reasoning behind putting a 3rd down back in to block, who can't block.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Also||
When he was in court the first time, the judge sentenced him under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act.
It only took him two hours to violate the conditions of the program and if he had finished, he had the opportunity to walk away with no charges on his record.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Here we go||
Here come the "in my day" and "society is soft" posts.
They wouldn't indict him for spanking or hitting him once. The kid has scars all over his body from being whipped.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Medical illness||
If you read the full article, his "medical illness" is that he uses drugs.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Huh||
I forgot about the last suspension. That was the one where the family was going to sue the B1G because he claimed someone put drugs in his drink, right?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
I believe the name died when some parents weren't too pleased with their kids being on "Creeper Van Originals"
|5 weeks 2 days ago||This thread||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Gary Busey||
Very strange guy, but he was really funny.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Comments||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||
According to Twitter, reports are coming out that this is bigger than 4 players. Like UNC big.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Notre Dame reporting academic||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Update||
There's an update, per Fox Sports all 4 playes have been dismissed.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||From 247||
From their 247 board, the 4 players were not at practice today.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It has nothing to do with Chicago||
Hockey City Classic is the name of the tourney. The name has nothing to do with Chicago.
Minnesota is also playing in the Hockey City Classic, in Minnesota against Ohio State.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Black and Tan||
I was in a bar Friday and a guy told me, try an Anti-Hero and a Eugene Porter mixed together. I tried it, it's the best Black and Tan I've ever had.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||I liked Szuma||
Hyman left quite a while ago. That's why Porikos was added to the roster.
I thought Mike Szuma could have played an important role with the team last season, but the word around Yost was that there was a concussion keeping him out.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||.||
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||That ship has sailed|
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Miletic||
Miletic is 2015 and he's not on NTDP. He is only playing for them on Ivan Hlinka right now.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||No||
We have a goalie commit, Hayden Lavigne for 2015. It's difficult to get multiple starting caliber goalies on the roster so we have to space them out.
They'll take a project guy in a year or so, before going after a high profile guy in 2017 or 2018.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||He won't play for them||
He won't play for Saginaw, neither will Kyle Connor. When the time comes, their rights will be traded for a king's ransom to a team like Sarnia, London or Kitchener.
It's a good sign that they committed together, but we'll see how this plays out over the next two years.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Paperwork||
The U-18 team has replaced Hanifin and Werenski, who are both leaving the program a year early and trying to get into college. If Werenski is admitted early, the plan is that he will be at Michigan. If he's not admitted, he will go to London.
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||Boka||
Boka is the recruit I'm most excited to see on campus. Playing with Hanifin and Werinski overshadowed most of the other defensemen but Boka is a #1 defensemen; big, physical, excellent skater. Very similar to Jake Gardiner.
Miletic is another player to keep an eye on. He missed the cut for NTDP last year, but has Top-6 potential when he gets to Michigan.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||I wouldn't worry||
Werenski isn't on their roster because he hasn't signed. I wouldn't worry about him not making it just yet.
Steve Racine wasn't on the roster his freshman year when they released it. It's not a big deal, he was added on later.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||A few changes||
No redshirt listed for Mike Szuma. Spencer Hyman is not on the roster.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I disagree||
Ottawa gets 3 players with unproven but decent potential, an expiring contract off their payroll and an unhappy player out of the locker room. It's a good deal for both sides.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||It's a big trade||
Dallas trades Alex Guptill, Alex Chiasson, Nick Paul and a 2nd round pick for Jason Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Computer rankings||
In college hockey, the computer rankings mean everything.
We can't play BC caliber teams every week, but we want to avoid scheduling too many teams projecting below .5000 in the RPI.
Beating them won't boost our RPI as much, and losing to a team like that is a killer in the rankings.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||It was a surprise||
Nagelvoort was ranked 20 on the CSS goalie rankings in North America and off the top of my head, around 20 goalies were drafted today. Hayden Lavigne was 26 and was not drafted.
MSU commit Ed Minney was #7 and was not drafted either.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't worry||
I wouldn't worry about him leaving early. Goalie development is a slow process.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||For reference||
It's been a long time since Michigan had a forward drafted in the 1st round, Cogliano and Pacioretty in 2005 and 2007.
It's been even longer since one of our forwards was drafted in the Top-20, Eric Nystrom in 2002.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||4 possible||
Larkin is the only Michigan recruit with any chance to go in the first 3 rounds. Dancs has a mid-round projection. Murphy and Lavigne will be late round picks if they're taken.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||We do suck||
We beat a bad England team, but the roster was poorly put together.
Our roster was filled with older players for experience, leaving younger more talented players at home. Again.
Balotelli did Balotelli things, the team was terrible and in the end, Prandelli quit.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty goal||
No chance for the Greek goalie. He was all alone.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Oh boy||
I thought Cesare Prandelli put this team together very poorly. Rossi, Berardi and Destro were all left off the roster and the team couldn't score.
Apparently Prandelli feels the same way, because he just quit.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Wow||
What a game.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||They've come together||
Mexico barely qualified, then lost Corona and Montes.
No one was expecting anything from this team but they've put it together, starting with Memo Ochoa.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Crazy||
If the result holds Mexico will advance to the round of 16 with 1 goal scored, 0 goals allowed.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Great||
The MGoBoard never lets an opportunity to complain about Dave Brandon go to waste.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
Wow. What a shot.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||For 1||
Offers can become non-committable. If Michigan is only going to take 3 linemen, when they get 3 linemen the coaching staff can tell players they can't commit.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Icing on the cake||
Colombia scores in stoppage time, 3-0 over Greece.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I like Sirigu||
The dropoff from Buffon to Sirigu shouldn't be that bad. He was goalkeeper of the year in France two years in a row.
I'm more concerned with our attack having Balotelli and Rossi. I wanted to see Domenico Berardi on this team if they can't get anything going.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||For tonight||
For Azzurri, no Buffon or De Scaglio. Sirigu starts in his place.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||He couldn't oversign him at LSU||
It would be difficult for him to pull a scholarship from his son. The usual form letter, hide in his office trick won't work as well when he has to see him again.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Oh boy is right||
The only reason I remember Emilien is because he transfered after being demoted to 3rd string behind Van Slyke, then after he left everyone on the safety depth chart got hurt and we had to start Ray Vinopal.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Also||
Also, the 2015 class is a big one. As you mentioned above, Warren and Connor are highly rated, but Boka is a defensemen who has the talent to be a #1 and Lavigne is on the CSS Rankings for goalies. Sam Miletic and Cooper Marody are both solid, but under the radar prospects. Cecconi as well.
2016 is even bigger. All 4 players will play for NTDP next year, and 3 of them already have NHL projections.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||It's a paperwork thing||
I'm not sure why a BC blog is reporting that he committed, that's old news. It's supposed to be a paperwork thing, because he's graduating high school and trying to join the team a year early.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||No, he didn't||
Revoking a press pass from someone like Bacon or the Freep guys will not end well for the AD, but they did banish him to the pressbox nosebleeds after Three And Out.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Oh joy||
I shouldn't be surprised when the NCAA shoots down 3/4 shields every summer, but I still get my hopes up.
After all, this is the same governing body who moved back their contact date and text limits almost 10 years after the OHL moved their draft date back.
|17 weeks 5 hours ago||Yep||
He was one of the best hitters in the game. If he didn't play in a terrible market for 7 years, at the same time Chipper Jones, Griffey Jr, Sosa, McGwire and the Killer B's were tearing baseball up in larger markets, he would be a 1st ballot Hall of Famer.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Football is different||
Baseball and basketball have huge local TV deals, with specialty networks that bring in huge lumps of cash. That's how the Astros made 100 million dollars last year. It's possible if you can land that TV contract.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||It's like any investment||
You don't make your money back in 5 years, that doesn't make it a bad investment.
In two years the Clippers TV deal will be up, and the national TV deal will be up as well. They'll make at least 100 million a year off their local TV deal, and another 50 or more when the national deal is be renewed.
All this extra money coming in and play salary going down after the lockout, and these teams are starting to make money.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||It doesn't matter if they're bad||
It doesn't matter if they're bad. In baseball and basketball, low payrolls, corporate sponsors and TV deals make even the worst teams extremely profitable.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Great||
It's 2014, not 1960. Money wins college football games.
If your traditions hold back the program from winning, they need to go.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||It's a premier event||
There may be less seating, but at Lambeau you can charge more.
|18 weeks 58 min ago||Or||
Title says it all shouldn't be used. If the OP can make a thread, put some effort into it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||This stuff needs to stop||
There's no reason why a school needs to photoshop pictures to recruit a player, it's weird. It's gets even creepier when the fans start to do it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
You think they would at least have given Pateryn a shot this year. He was on the roster 3 different times and never played a game.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Hmm||
There's a second signature on that letter, tilt the screen back, it's below the original signature. Not sure why that would be.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Before you dismiss it||
This may end up being fake but before you dismiss it, remember that people do crazy things when the little head is doing the thinking.
Brett Favre for example, ruined his reputation and almost ended his marriage leaving creepy voicemails and sending weenie pics to a girl he had never interacted with before.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Not like this||
They're not losing pieces, the Badgers lose an entire team.
When 4 defensemen and the players who accounted for 75% of your goal scoring aren't returning, it's not a reload. They will not be very good.
As for MSU, they're a sleeper team this year. The Spartans return most of their team and have a few big recruits coming in. They will have a Top-5 defense and be great in goal; the offense should improve with their underclassmen getting another year in the system.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||It will be another tough year||
Every team in the conference should get better or stay where they are, except Wisconsin who will be terrible.
If I had to predict where each team will end up I would say: Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||That makes sense||
In a year that Boston and the Lakers can win the lottery, I'm sure the league is rigging it for Cleveland.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||.||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||You're crazy man||
Everything that went wrong with RR's Michigan career started with recruiting.
Our classes were high on the star rankings but filled with 5'7 slot receivers and DE/LB tweeners. Not to mention striking out on every QB recruit in his first season.
We didn't come close to beating Tressel in recruiting.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Event discounts||
Every event the club hosts they offer two prices, aluimni and non-alumni. I go to so many of the events, why not get it?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||No||
Anyone can join. I'm a member, I never went to Michigan.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Umm||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Huge get||
The best way to improve your right defensemen is to put elite talent on the left side.
Blueline recruiting has really picked up this year with four #1 defensemen coming in the next two years.
Also, landing a player London drafted in the 2nd round is nice too.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||He played 1 year||
He played really good, but In what world does a guy get a statue after playing at a school for 1 year?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Improper benefits never impacted a recruits decision to go there.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||100% this reason||
The blueline was comically bad in the second half of that series; terrible pinches, bonehead turnovers. On the offensive side the Pens ran the same breakout with zero results because the Rangers funnelled them down the boards they never changed.
Everytime the camera went to Bylsma he was on the bench with his arms crossed, no emotion.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||They've been doing this for a while||
IIRC, the drill is used to simulate how people would act in large groups if they were without food for an extended period of time.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Not likely||
Let's be reasonable here. For the situation to come into play, Illinois would have to cross midfield.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Re: Connor||
If there's a recruit that Michigan is most likely to lose, it's Kyle Connor.
Connor was already projected to go around the 15-25 range, but after he went to the U-18 Worlds and had a point in every game, his stock is through the roof.
He is arguably the best player in the USHL and is only 17. He will have to decide this summer, go back to Youngstown for a 3rd year in a league he's outgrown, or go to Saginaw.
|20 weeks 4 hours ago||Too bad for them||
Their APR was 929.4, the required APR is 930.
The silver lining is that they missed a postseason ban because the 2-year benchmark is 940 and they're at 943.5.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||Not really||
UofI is not close to Chicago and they're a terrible program. He will not end up there.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Good luck with that||
The idea that someone else is supposed to be responsible for him is the opposite direction of where he needs to go. Life in the NFL is not going to be easy for him.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||No, it's not a joke||
It only becomes a joke when you create a straw man to prove your point.
Why would you expect the NCAA to individually police every school for criminal offenses? It's redundant, the schools can do that themselves. If minimum penalties for similar offenses are what this board is up in arms about, turn your attention to the schools enforcement instead.
Or better yet, instead of using every opportunity to whine about the big bad NCAA, admit McGary was wrong and move on already.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Because they're undersized||
Allen and Lewis are undersized. Good college players, but not what the NFL is looking for.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||He'll get another chance||
It's the NFL. If you can play, someone will sign you.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||A little late||
But the deal is two-way in 2014, 85,000/550,000.
In 2015 it's one-way 575,000 and he will become a RFA after that year.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm||
Maybe it's the same guy.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Another Browns trade||
The tracker on the NFL site says the Browns traded up again, so they're drafting at 8.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||They should pick Lewan||
Atlanta needs a tackle. They should pick Lewan.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||V Smith||
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Oh boy||
Everyone knew that they were going to take Clowney, but it's a mistake. He's the best available, but not at a position they need.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Too much fanfare||
I just want to see the players get drafted.
The walk-up music, introducing all the players before the draft, it doesn't need to be 3 days. They're trying way too hard to squeeze something out of this and turn it into something special.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I don't get it||
After years of complaining about Matt Millen ignoring positions of need to draft receivers, fans want the Lions to ignore positions of need and draft a receiver.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||It's Vanderbilt||
I think you're understating how bad Vanderbilt was at football before James Franklin got there.
The last time a coach at Vanderbilt had two winning seasons during his tenure, it was the 50's.
|21 weeks 5 hours ago||Hmm||
I agree, this article is very pro plaintiff.
MLive spends most of the article painting the picture of an innocent man wronged by the university, before conveniently inserting a few important details at the end.
There are holes in the story, which is understandable when you only get one side.
|21 weeks 5 hours ago||Yeah, about that||
No one is going to pay $99. Not when tickets for some games last year were .50 cents on Stubhub.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||That's what the NBA is||
The players loved him, that's what the NBA is about.
It's not about coaching as much as it is managing egos and getting your stars to play together.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||He learned the hard way||
This is what happens when you try to demote Brian Scalabrine.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||This will do it||
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Give it a rest already||
Some of you will use every opportunity to whine about Dave Brandon and Jim Delany.
Keep pretending that this impacts your decision to go to a game that you probably weren't going to see anyway.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Chicago is next||
I didn't realize until I just looked it up, Chicago is next.
2015 will be at the UC, 2016 in Indy, 2017 in New York.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||No, he's right||
Hayes was a Notre Dame pledge, but he flipped his commitment in 2010.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||1 game||
Brandon was a quarterback his freshman year, defensive end to finish his career. He played in 1 game.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Cecconi||
While Cecconi is an under-the-radar recruit, right now he's one of the most important commits in the class. Without him, Michigan's 3rd pair right defensemen in 2015 is Spencer Hyman, with no right handed replacement behind him.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I like the direction of the recruiting||
The emphasis the staff has put on blueline recruiting is size.
With Boka, Cutler Martin, Luce, Luke Martin and Cecconi, they've put together a group of big, physical, imposing defensemen.
They don't have a Merrill type guy in the class right now, but after 3 years of watching the blueline get mashed on the boards, throw the puck away and hang the goalie out to dry, a group of guys who get the job done in their own end is something I look forward too.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||2015||
The last few years Michigan's coaching staff hasn't had any luck with their Right-D.
In 2015 the only right handed defensemen on the roster will be Kevin Lohan, Spencer Hyman, Nick Boka and Cecconi. They'll need him right away.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Probably when it gets updated||
It's been awhile since the sidebar was updated; half of the Michigan blogs on it aren't active anymore.
I'm sure they'll get linked when there's time.
|22 weeks 6 hours ago||There was more than that||
The 1st suspension was not as clean as you're remembering. Barry Henthorn has loaning money to Crawford through his charity group, allegedly up to 25 thousand dollars. There were also multiple cars, clothes, and jewlery.
He came back from that. Then there was a second suspension.
When he was in high school he filed paperwork with the NBA to declare for the draft, but withdrew his name. The problem was he had already signed a LOI to Michigan, so he got a second suspension for 8 games to end the season.
He could have came back but decided not to.
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||It hasn't seemed to matter||
Red is not planning on coaching after 2015-16.
Despite that we have already built a mega class for 2016-17, that has a shot to end up being the nations #1 class with players who know they will never play for Red.
|22 weeks 20 hours ago||From him||
There was quite a bit of negative recruiting going on. Brady Hoke would be fired, sanctions were coming.
IIRC, Hoke had to call him and get the situation sorted out before he signed.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||We were going to be sanctioned||
The night before signing day, he told Peppers the NCAA was going drop the hammer on us for the Gibbons case. It almost worked too.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||That's all a show||
Yes, the Clippers lost their sponsors but those companies already gave the franchise their money for this year.
Tiger Woods lost his sponsors too, they came right back when it cooled down. They'll do the same thing with the Clippers
It makes the company look good and doesn't hurt anyone in the long run.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||That's not how it works||
Hockey recruiting is regional. We don't get our pick from the NTDP program.
Right now, we only have 1 player committed on U-18, two on U-17 because the program is stacked with Boston area players all going back to Boston.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Who knows||
The Wings haven't gotten to a conference final since 2008. Another early exit and they could move on to Jeff Blashill.
Maybe Mike Babcock moves on to something new after coaching in the NHL for 12 years.
Or Babcock could win a championship and get a new deal.
More than anything, it's about timing.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Pass judgement if you want||
Pass judgement if you want.
Me, you and the rest of the world would be hiding under our beds if our private conversations were recorded and made public.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||He never had the puck||
It went through his legs and behind him into the crease. He never covered it.
He played well, but not good enough for a playoff game. Those weren't soft goals, but you don't advance in the playoffs without a goalie who can make those saves.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Terrible decision||
What a disaster going with Stalock. San Jose needed a win and Niemi should have been the guy.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe it's just me||
Plenty of reports have come out over the years pointing to rampant drug and steroid use in college sports because of minimal testing.
Am I the only one who finds it odd he was tested 9 times in the last two years?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately||
Unfortunately for Mitch, he tested before they reduced the penalty. After August 1st this year, a positive test is only a half season suspension.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Corsi's flaw||
I like the idea of Corsi, but the flaw is that right now it's too broad.
The way it's measured is by what happens when you're on the ice, not by what specifically happens to you. It's the same reason +/- is in most cases a pointless stat.
For example: I'm on the wing on an offensive zone draw. My center loses the faceoff, they breakout, get a puck on net and my goalie freezes. My Corsi line for that shift is terrible and I didn't do anything.
Is Kyle Quincey better than DeKeyser? Torey Krug better than Chara? To anyone who has watched a game the answer is no. Corsi says yes.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Yes and no||
In transition you can allow shots from the halfboards as long as the goalie isn't redirecting the puck at a forward driving the net. Those shots aren't going in.
In the defensive zone, you never want to allow shots on net. It doesn't matter where the shot comes from, if there's traffic in front a puck can go in from anywhere.
Mason's MSU teams are one of the few examples of a team who allowed 50 shots on goal as part of their gameplan. The Spartans were comfortable going into a 1-4 forecheck and keeping everything routine for Ryan Miller. In today's game, that won't work.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Corsi is worthless||
I love Sabermetrics in baseball. Not in hockey.
Corsi is almost exclusively used by people trying to prove a player's worth without watching the games, or bloggers trying to justify why a bad player is good despite watching for 5 minutes and knowing said player is really bad.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||It's his own fault||
I agree, a lot of players do it.
That being said, he should have known the umpires would be keeping an eye on him after the last Sox game. For him to do it again in plain view, he should have been ejected.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Six||
Six years left.
The silver lining is that the Wings have two years before his salary goes down, from 5 million to 3.5; 2 million for a year and 1 million for the final two.
The cap hit doesn't go down though, 3.9 million for the duration.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||It's worth noting||
I'm not an expert on Title IX, but if the Ducks were going to add varsity lacrosse, I don't believe they would have to add another Women's sport because Oregon has 7 Men's sports and 11 Womens.
Not a huge deal, but I'm sure avoiding an extra startup cost would be a plus if they ever decided to add the sport.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Ouch||
It wasn't intentional, but knee-on-knee hits aren't pretty. It's never good to see that.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon||
IIRC the power programs around when Michigan was a club team were Chapman, Oregon and Arizona.
With Nike giving money to the althletic department and growing popularity on the west coast, I always thought that Oregon would be next to add a varsity team.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||That's crap||
That's crap. You can't tell me the Lightning average 97% for 41 games and they're all opposing fans.
If that's all it was, then the Panthers and the Coyotes would sell seats too.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah what a joke||
The Lightning only finished 10th in attendance this year, 8th last year.
What a terrible franchise.
|24 weeks 3 hours ago||Wisconsin||
No program loses more than Wisconsin.
The Badgers graduated 3 defensemen and lost McCabe to the NHL.
At forward they lose Kerdiles, Barnes, Mersch and Zengerle. One player with more than 10 goals last season comes back.
|24 weeks 4 hours ago||They lose a lot||
The Irish have a deep enough team to handle losing TJ Tynan, Bryan Rust and Jeff Costello.
It's a whole different story graduating 4 defensemen and their goalie.
If Robbie Russo doesn't come back next year they will only bring back two upperclassmen and two freshman with limited playing time on the blueline.
|24 weeks 8 hours ago||Eh||
I'm optimistic, but Top 5 may be too high.
We have a solid group returning, incoming talent, sophomore Nagelvoort. We should have a forecheck for the first time in recent memory.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Simplification||
Like I said in the last thread, give me 15 plays they can execute perfectly. Not 100 they don't know half of.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I doubt he goes to Duke||
I doubt he transfers to Duke with Jahlil Okafor coming in next year.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||That's the burglary charge||
DGB forcing himself into the apartment and committing a crime is burglary.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||It wouldn't make sense||
John Beilein doesn't just hand out offers. They wouldn't offer a player who hasn't even been on campus.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||NSFMF||
|24 weeks 5 days ago||The story||
The story is that he forced himself into an apartment looking for his girlfriend and pushed a women down the stairs.
The police were going to charge him with assult and burglary, but the girl decided not to press charges.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Bob Daniels||
Bob Daniels has been at Ferris for 20 years.
Both of the NTDP coaches will be getting calls from D-1 programs.
Danton Cole is the U-18 coach and his name is thrown around all of the time, but I don't know if Michigan has a shot at him. He turned down the MSU job when Comley left and it wouldn't surprise me if he took it if Anastos gets let go. The program is much better off now than it was 4 years ago.
Don Granato coaches U-17 and is under the radar to most hockey fans. His player development is outstanding and his team right now could be the best Under-17 team we have ever had.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Much rather have the Pens||
MAF hasn't posted a SV% above .900 since 2008. Until he proves himself again in the playoffs it's the matchup you want.
|25 weeks 34 min ago||We need a replacement for Briggs||
He's 33 and doesn't have a replacement.
I think the Bears will go defensive line, but linebacker is still a position of need.
|25 weeks 1 hour ago||Clowney||
I don't think Clowney is the right fit in Romeo Crennel's 3-4 system, but the Texans will make that pick anyway.
|25 weeks 5 hours ago||There's this gem||
|25 weeks 6 hours ago||He's at Rutgers||
Which shows they probably didn't do too much research towards the end considering Kyle Flood is 15-11 with two bowl losses, while Tim Beckman is 6-18 with two of his wins over D-II schools.
Darrell Hazell is 1-11 at Purdue with a 6 point win over D-II Indiana State, and he ranks above both of them.
|25 weeks 6 hours ago||I don't buy Meyer at #2||
I don't see him at #2, but I also don't see anyone who I would put over him.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Oh the injustice||
How dare they suspend him for breaking the same rule multiple times.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||High skill, high motor forward||
High skill, high motor forward. Strong work ethic and effort level. He's 5'6 but plays much bigger.
Lockwood went to NTDP camp last week with the the top 98's in the US and more than held his own.
|26 weeks 5 hours ago||That was close||
That was really close, but I would say he's out.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||Oh man||
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||Walked him||
Second walk of the inning. Bases loaded with 1 out.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||Yikes||
1st and 2nd in the 9th, Billy Butler up to bat.
|26 weeks 7 hours ago||It was predictable||
It was predictable, but that doesn't mean it was simple.
Borges had them running multiple sets they never figured out. He had them running a dozen different formations out of shotgun, pistol, I-Form, the offset line and they didn't do any of them well.
|26 weeks 8 hours ago||Keeping it simple||
I would rather see the offense run 10-12 plays that they can execute perfectly. Not a giant playbook that's too complicated to learn.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||GRIII is liability||
GRIII is liability on both sides of the floor tonight. Abused on defense, settling for long jumpers on offense.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Whatever||
Even if Morgan doesn't get the charge, Stokes dropped the ball. We get it either way.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure yet||
The years are all over the place right now. MLB sources are all split between 6, 7 and 8 years added on to his remaining 2 years.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||It's done||
The deal is done. Waiting for an official conformation from the team, but right now it sounds like the length is six years.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Murphy is a talent||
Murphy gets knocked for playing in Junior B, but he went to the Owen Sound rookie camp last year and made the team. They've been trying to sign him for two years and he won't budge.
It will take time to adjust to the speed of the game, but he's going to be a solid player.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||An older thread||
The subject came up in an older thread here.
|27 weeks 3 hours ago||There's a difference||
Ezeh wasn't good but it wasn't for lack of effort.
Guptill had the talent to be one of the best in college hockey, but short of being benched they couldn't motivate him. He would disappear for weeks at a time and look like he didn't care.
|27 weeks 5 hours ago||Yep||
Charlotte Checkers and Texas Stars.
Guptill is the only Wolverine in the Texas organization.
Aaron Palushaj and Mike Komisarek are with the Carolina.
Luke Moffatt signed with Lake Erie with Matt Hunwick. Lee Moffie is on their ECHL team.
|27 weeks 6 hours ago||Just bad timing||
It happens. No big deal.
|27 weeks 9 hours ago||Eh||
Not a surprise. Between Tyler Motte, Dexter Dancs and Dylan Larkin, Michigan is going to be just fine at left wing.
|27 weeks 10 hours ago||About that||
Apparently he just signed.
|27 weeks 10 hours ago||Eh||
I would have liked to see him stay but they way Red recruited this year it was expected. What we have coming in at left wing next year will easily replace his production.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||You're forgetting his attrition||
Howland recruited good players, but he also brought in guys like Jerime Anderson, Drew Gordan, J'mison Morgan and Reeves Nelson who destroyed the program.
There were fights in practice, hazing, drug use and whatever else they wanted to do because Howland didn't stop them.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||We don't need a goalie||
We have Nagelvoort and Racine, both are 4 year players. Getting a quality goalie to commit and sit on the bench for a few years isn't going to happen.
Hayden Lavigne is our only goalie commit, for 2015.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I think he's exaggerating||
I don't think many people are getting rejected from U-of-I with that score, considering that a 34 will get you into University of Chicago.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Sure||
Our 2014 class
Dylan Larkin: NTDP power forward with above average offensive skills. Good hands, great skater. Projected 1st round pick.
Connor Murphy: Elite playmaking center. Made the roster for the OHL's Owen Sound Attack at 16, stayed in Junior B to pursue college. 32-64--96 scoring line; Player of the Year. Projected mid round pick.
Dexter Dancs: 6'2, 200lb power wing with playmaking skills and high offensive upside. Excellent skater, soft hands, plays hard in front of the net. 7th in BCHL scoring.
Tony Calderone: 6'0, 210lb wing. Dominant net front presence. 52 goals in two years in the USHL.
Alex Talcott: Punishing forechecker, defensive forward.
Sam Piazza: Left defensemen. Former Boston College commit and potential top pair blueliner before a concussion two years ago. Great vision and skating. High upside.
Cutler Martin: Left defensemen. Big hitter. Injured in December and hasn't played since.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||It's what's best for the program||
We return almost the entire team and bring in a huge class.
Next year can be a Top-5 team.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||At least another year||
He's not stepping down. Red will coach next year.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Embed||
|27 weeks 3 days ago||It won't be like that||
Red only has 2 years left on his contract. When he signed it, he said that this would be his last one.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Offseason should be mild||
Besides having an offseason of Berenson speculation and the usual departure, we have a 7 player class coming in that should remain intact.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Gone but not forgotten||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||You don't have to||
This isn't like Rick Comley at Michigan State, who tanked the program because he quit in his head but kept coaching.
Red Berenson doesn't get fired. He has always said that when he feels like he's not the right guy for the program, he will leave.
He has two years left on his contract and there's no indication that he won't finish it.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||We're pretty much done||
Miami is going to win, so the NCHC autobid is going to a team outside the top-16.
The cut line is 14 now.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Try the bar locator|
|27 weeks 5 days ago||You're forgetting a game||
Michigan is only a few percentage points above Northeastern and the NCHC games are still going on.
I'm willing to bet if Western Michigan loses to Denver, we will go back to 16th. North Dakota still has to win tonight and in the NCHC championship game.
Edit: WMU lost, but 15th holds. Still need Miami to lose.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||He was too small||
He dominated AAA, played average in the OJHL and poorly in the USHL. At 5'8, 160 he couldn't handle playing against bigger players so they asked him to reclassify.
I wouldn't even give the OHL credit for taking him, Michigan pretty much asked him to go.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||You're way off||
What players are you talking about? The OHL hasn't come anywhere near us in the last 5 years.
We lost Gibson and Cambell and got 2 and a half years of Shawn Hunwick instead.
Connor Carrick played 1 year in Plymouth. Cianfrone couldn't compete in the USHL and Milne couldn't get off our bench. Walsh wouldn't have came until next year.
We have a top-5 recruiting class coming in next year. We have a top-5 recruting class coming in 2015. All 3 of our 2016 recruits are at the NTDP camp.
What other recruits are they taking from us?
|27 weeks 5 days ago||We're out||
Maybe I'm wrong, but we're at 16th right now.
Even without an upset, Atlantic Hockey doesn't have an at-large team so their conference winner will bump us.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Worst game ever||
Just hit the net. Jeeze.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Goal?||
Well we scored. That's good.